New law lets arenas, other venues stock EpiPens

Examples of epinephrine pens that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines recommend that schools stock to combat food allergies are photographed in the Washington Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A new Michigan law lets arenas, camps and other venues stock epinephrine injectors to treat allergic reactions.

The measure signed this week by Gov. Rick Snyder permits doctors to prescribe and pharmacists to dispense EpiPens to youth sports leagues, amusement parks, religious institutions and other places. The proposed law also establishes storage and training requirements, and limits liability from lawsuits.

The law follows a 2013 law requiring every public school to have EpiPens.

Snyder says with the new law, parents can be more confident sending their kids to camp or on field trips with constant worry about them having an allergic reaction.

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